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Torrential rain in England kills 1; floods streets
LONDON (AP) — A woman died after being swept away by surging waters as torrential rain drenched parts of north and central England, swelling rivers, forcing evacuations and disrupting travel for a second day Friday. In the city of Sheffield, 140 miles (228 kms) north of London, the River Don overflowed after 3.4 inches (85 mm) of rain fell on Thursday. About 30 people sought refuge in the Meadowhall shopping center after floodwaters stranded shoppers who had turned up to see Christmas lights switched on. © Provided by The Associated Press A lorry makes its way through floodwater near Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, England, Friday Nov.
Residents on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster were rescued from their homes by boats on Friday
Residents in communities acrossthat has struck over the last 24 hours.
Derbyshire flooding: woman found dead in River Derwent after being swept away by floods
The unnamed woman was found at around 10.40am on Friday, Derbyshire Police said , and was reported to have been swept away by floodwater in Rowsley in the early hours, as much of the country was hit by torrential downpours. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The death came as the Environment Agency repeated warnings for people to stay away from swollen rivers, with residents describing the deluge as "almost biblical".
People have been forced from their homes,and travel routes remain majorly disrupted.
Yarborough Terrace resident Jason Richards, 44, described how water slowly trickled along “like a shadow” before eventually filling the street.
He said: “I swept it up with the broom at first, but every time I brushed it away more water just kept on coming back,” he said.
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Derbyshire Police said the woman was reported as having been swept away in Rowsley.The body of the woman, who has not been identified, was recovered in Darley Dale, near Matlock, at around 10.40am on Friday, Derbyshire Police said.
“You often hear people say that the water piles up really quickly, but here it was more like a shadow, slowly making its way down the road.”
One woman, who has lived in her home on the street for more than 20 years, said: “I’ve never known it to be this bad.”
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they rescued more than 100 stranded people on Thursday night, with around 500 calls to its control room between 10pm and 4am.
Shopper Saskia Hazelwood, 17, from Doncaster, told PA she and her friends “instantly started panicking” when they saw there was no way of getting home.
‘Almost biblical’ flooding ravages communities across northern England
Train customers were advised against travelling on certain routes, with roads were closed and people forced to flee their homes.Yorkshire and the Midlands were the worst affected areas, with six severe “danger to life” warnings in place following Thursday’s torrential downpour.
She said: “At the start we thought it would be fun, a nice sleepover, something to certainly remember, but after 14 hours of being stranded in Meadowhall we just couldn’t wait to get home, get into our own beds, feel safe again, and catch up on sleep.”
Meanwhile, in Matlock, Derbyshire, 25-year-old Beth Windle shared images of ducks sat on the arms of submerged benches and swimming up to nibble at bushes now within their reach at her local park.
“The flooding is the most severe that I’ve known it, in my 25 years living here,” the illustrator told the PA news agency.
“The ducks were probably very happy now that they’ve gained a new height advantage.”
UK floods: More rain on the way as Met Office issues more severe warnings
The warnings come as communities are still recovering from last week's floodsForecasters have issued new yellow warnings of rain for Yorkshire and the Humber, and the East Midlands, as the regions are still recovering from the “biblical” downpours that caused widespread floods late last week.
In a later tweet she posted: “Update on the ducks…it’s their home now.”
In Lincoln, Chelsea Foster said she was “shocked” to see swans swim up to the wall at the bottom of her garden from an overflowing River Witham.
“I didn’t realise how high the water actually was until I went out and there was a group of them right next to my wall, they were that close I could touch them,” the 23-year-old told PA.
“Outside my wall we had a little island area where we could sit and feed the ducks, now you can’t even see it.”
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More rain forecast as cut-off villagers urged to leave their homes .
The Environment Agency does not expect flood waters in Fishlake to start to go down for at least the next 24 hours. The council’s statement came after villagers complained about a lack of support from the local authority.The dispute heightened as the Met Office said on Sunday that more rain is expected to hit the UK overnight.It has issued yellow weather warnings for heavy rain on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. All cover the South Yorkshire area and the crucial catchment area of the River Don, which remains high along its length.A yellow severe weather warning for #rain has been issued: https://t.